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Favorite ant genus

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Poll: Favorite ant (20 member(s) have cast votes)

Favorite ant genus

  1. Camponotus (9 votes [24.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

  2. Formica (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  3. Myrmica (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  4. Tetramorium (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  5. Nylanderia (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  6. Messor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Pogonomermex (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  8. Lasius (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  9. Brachyponera (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Psuedomyrmex (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  11. Aphaenogaster (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  12. Myrmecocystus (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  13. Dorymyrmex (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  14. Solenopsis (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  15. Crematogaster (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  16. Trachymyrmex (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Atta (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Cyphomyrmex (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Favorite cryptic ant

  1. Strumigenys (7 votes [43.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

  2. Hypoponera (2 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Stigmatomma (7 votes [43.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.75%

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#1 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 19 2019 - 5:49 PM

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If your favorite ant is not listed, post it. :)

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, January 19 2020 - 11:47 AM.

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#2 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 19 2019 - 5:54 PM

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Jeez this is a hard question, but I've narrowed it down to three, DacetonStrumigenys, and Cephalotes. I'd have to go with Daceton as my favorite though.


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#3 Offline Martialis - Posted May 19 2019 - 6:21 PM

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There've been quite a few of these threads around searching the posts is nice

 

Anyways, I think it's obvious which mine is.  :P


Edited by Martialis, May 19 2019 - 6:21 PM.

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#4 Offline AntPhycho - Posted May 19 2019 - 6:45 PM

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Solenopsis is my favorite genus by far!


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#5 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 19 2019 - 6:49 PM

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There've been quite a few of these threads around searching the posts is nice
 
Anyways, I think it's obvious which mine is.  :P

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#6 Offline Acutus - Posted May 19 2019 - 7:07 PM

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Over all I say Camponotus cause they are big, polymorphic and easy to keep.

I select Aphaenogaster too but really only A. tennesseensis

 

Also interest in the Fungus Ants Trachymyrmex septentrionalis and Stigmatomma pallipes 


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Formica subsericea


#7 Offline FSTP - Posted May 19 2019 - 7:17 PM

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I'm appauled that Dorymyrmex isn't on the list.


Edited by FSTP, May 19 2019 - 7:17 PM.

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#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 19 2019 - 8:15 PM

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Strumigenys, mystrium, cephalotes, stigmatomma, acanthomyrmex, meranoplus, proceratium, discothyrea, protalaridris... the list goes on and on. Just cryptic ants in general.



#9 Offline Leo - Posted May 19 2019 - 9:07 PM

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Strumigenys, mystrium, cephalotes, stigmatomma, acanthomyrmex, meranoplus, proceratium, discothyrea, protalaridris... the list goes on and on. Just cryptic ants in general.

I might get mystrium or meranoplus soon XD


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#10 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 3:19 AM

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Hmmm. Mystrium sounds, mysterious.
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#11 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 4:35 AM

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Added cryptic ants. ;)

#12 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 20 2019 - 4:41 AM

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Bro! You left off Crematogaster...


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#13 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:06 AM

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100% Crematogaster is the best genus... but it's not listed :mad:


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#14 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:39 AM

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100% Crematogaster is the best genus... but it's not listed :mad:


Yes it is. Right under Solenopsis.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, May 20 2019 - 6:39 AM.


#15 Offline CoolColJ - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:54 AM

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Pheidole.....

and Carebara
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#16 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 20 2019 - 11:20 AM

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Pheidole should be on the list they are my fav


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#17 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 12:38 PM

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What about Temnothorax? I’m in love with them, but haven’t found any queens (although my black light shipped today and should arrive tomorrow).
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#18 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 12:42 PM

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What about Temnothorax? I’m in love with them, but haven’t found any queens (although my black light shipped today and should arrive tomorrow).




They are more common than Camponotus in rotting hickory nuts and twigs.
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#19 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 12:51 PM

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Wait really? I’ve looked in so many acorns, walnuts, and sticks, and I’ve only found Camponotus queens and colonies! :( guess I’ll have to try different locations.
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#20 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 1:14 PM

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I mean tiny twigs, like maybe 1/4 inch outer diameter.
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